Apple has recently notified retailers that it has discontinued the retail boxed version of MobileMe, shifting the product entirely to digital sales. Some existing stock may still be available, but it’s confirmed that the boxes are no longer being produced. We speculate that an update to the service is forthcoming.
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Today Steve Jobs met with Barack Obama alongside Eric Schmidi and The Zuck. But what did they talk about? According to The Oatmeal, it went a little like this…
According to the Guardian, Apple has strengthened it’s child labour checks in facilities in it’s supply chain in China, and it’s annual report on manufacturers details that there were nine times as many children working at it’s suppliers than last year.
Japanese architect Ryuji Nakamura decided to do a cheap, simple & cute way to create the illusion of being a giant with papercraft.
Two slightly contrasting updates. Photos have been published in The National Enquirer showing an allegedly frail Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Jobs will today be meeting with US President Obama to discuss technology.
Neowin speculates that Apple may be integrating the Mac App Store closely into iTunes. Their reasoning for the matter is that iTunes has been expanding and adding additional content ever since it was launched. First it was music, then podcasts, then videos, and now iPhone/iPad apps.
We’ve already hear a few things about Apple’s upcoming MobileMe refresh from a report by the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, however CultofMac is now claiming to have new information obtained from a new anonymous source. Among the things mentioned in their report are a love video-streaming service, a location-based check-in system, and a geo-tagging system that tags real-world locations.
Tut tut, LG. Tut tut. Everyone knows that if you attack Jobs with a flying kick, he will go Matrix and open a serious can of iWhoop on your ass. Check out the video within the post.
Jef Raskin was one of the first employees of Apple Inc in the late 1970’s. A memo from 1981, found by his son Aza, outlines some of the principles that Jef helped introduce in Apple during their early period.
Apple’s policy requiring all 3rd party apps that sell content to support in-app purchasing is set to cause some trouble for giants like Amazon – in the battle between Amazon and Apple, one giant will have to bow to the other. Who will bow to who? Only time will tell. Let the battle begin!
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been working on a fairly major upgrade for its popular MobileMe service, adding cloud-based iTunes library storage (which may operate as a streaming service or digital locker-type storage mechanism). The upgrade will also reportedly make MobileMe into a free service in order to compete with the similar free services on other platforms, such as Android.
Recently, Nokia’s CEO released a memo in which he admitted that Nokia’s Symbian platform has been thoroughly defeated by Smartphones, and the iPhone in particular. Since then, Nokia and Microsoft have gotten together and announced that Nokia will be adopting…
Popular cross platform Twitter client TweetDeck has been bought by UberMedia, according to TechCrunch. The fee is believed to be between $25m and $30m.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Steve Jobs, despite his medical leave, continues to man the helm at Apple in a capable manner, and still remains very actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the massive Cupertino corporation. The report indicates that he has been working from home, and even holding business meetings there.
One of the big three music labels may be preparing to pull out of iTunes. It’s a move that could see the likes of Beyonce, Tool, and Pearl Jam drop out of iTunes. Sony is apparently still upset over Apple’s rejection their ebook reader app from the App Store a few months ago.
Would you like to use the restroom? Check out this video of what seems to be Steve Job’s first television interview. A nervous 23 year old Jobs doesn’t know what to make of all the technology. Cute.